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Resetting / connecting to DS-4700M Fibre Channel switch

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  • 1.  Resetting / connecting to DS-4700M Fibre Channel switch

    Posted 03-06-2015 05:11 AM

    Hello everyone,

     

    i have a problem with 2 fibre channel switches. I dont know the IP of these but i want to connect to them for managing purposes. I tried to connect via USB -> Serial

     

     

    http://www11.pic-upload.de/06.03.15/v8avumakb18a.jpg

     

    and used Putty with these settings:

     

    • Bits per second 57600.
    • Data bits -8.
    • Parity -None.
    • Stop bits -1.
    • Flow control: None.

    When starting the operation, nothing happens in the console. I tried the cable with an other switch from an other company, and it worked.

    At the front is a reset button, but nothing changed when i pushed it.

    Any ideas?

    I am working at an university for my professor and he hass less clues than me in this case :smileyvery-happy:

     

    Best regards

    obi


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  • 2.  Re: Resetting / connecting to DS-4700M Fibre Channel switch
    Best Answer

    Posted 03-09-2015 09:30 AM

    Hi,

     

    when it comes to the cable, according to the manuals, the required one is the following:

     

    Null modem cable — An asynchronous RS-232 null modem cable is required to configure product network addresses and acquire event log information through the product’s serial port. The cable has nine conductors and DB-9 female connectors.

     

    so make sure, that it is the same type.

     

    The putty settings are just fine, so I would check the cable.

     

    Rgds,

    Felipon


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  • 3.  Re: Resetting / connecting to DS-4700M Fibre Channel switch

    Posted 03-09-2015 09:46 AM

    Thanks for you reply :)

    Yesterday i just found out that there is a cable type like this ^^

    I tried it today and it worked :D

    I wonder why the other switch which isnt from EMC doesn't work with an asynchronous cable thou.

     

    Best regards

    obi


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  • 4.  Re: Resetting / connecting to DS-4700M Fibre Channel switch

    Posted 02-07-2018 01:27 PM
    I'm trying the same thing with a null modem cable, same settings and everything, but my console is spitting out garbage as if i'm at the wrong baud rate. I've tried everything from 9600 to 115200 with no luck. Any tips?
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  • 5.  Re: Resetting / connecting to DS-4700M Fibre Channel switch

    Posted 02-08-2018 08:14 AM
    Nevermind, I found the manual and got it sorted out. Baud rate is 115200, but the first thing you have to type is the password "level-2" (no quotes) or it won't do anything useful.
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